Skip to comments.With Ocasio-Cortez’s rise, Dems now own their loony far-left flank
Posted on 06/28/2018 1:38:07 PM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
When Mayor Bill de Blasio picked Bernie Sanders to swear him in for his second term, it was a sign, much like a groundhog signaling six more weeks of winter, that the heart of the Democrat Party was changing even if Bernie himself still refuses to acknowledge that he belongs to it.
And while Sanders-endorsed candidates have floundered nationally, they got a big win last night when 28-year-old Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez breezed past establishment figurehead Joe Crowley in the primary for the relatively safe 14th District.
Nancy Pelosi tried to wave away the obvious Tea Party parallels by saying the 14th is simply a very progressive district They made a choice in one district. Lets not get yourself carried away. But its becoming clearer and clearer that Democrats days of flirting with the more radical wing of their party are over. Theyre now in a committed relationship with each other, the hammer entwined with the sickle.
Party bigwigs shouldve seen it coming. In the 2016 presidential nomination race, Sanders was supposed to be Hillary Clintons tomato can. Instead, he gave her a serious run for her money, such that the party had to lean on the scales in Hillarys favor just to make sure she limped across the finish line.
After Clinton lost to Donald Trump, Democratic candidates started sounding a lot more like Sanders Medicare-for-all and the like. Ocasio-Cortez, herself a former community organizer for the Sanders campaign, has followed suit. Her official platform included a right to housing, a universal-jobs guarantee and Medicare-for-all.
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How many factions will the Democrat Party split into?
THey want jobs for everyone—only way that is going to happen is if they kill all the robots!
They did a lot more than "lean on the scales," but cheating is cheating, and fixing is fixing.
It’s their core.
This is such BS. They’re all looney left. Senorita Ocasio-Cortez is just honest about it.
Dems are leftists.
By default, all leftists are SJWs.
This idiot recently elected is an example of Double Down.
It is most very easy to predict that by the next presidential election, there’ll be nothing and no one remaining in the DNC *except* the most lunatic fringe.
... considering how log the looney Left has owned the DNC....
Frankly, I view this phenom as entirely beneficial. There are always going to be people who reflexively pull the lever for Dems. There is no logic nor experiential events nor historical recounting that will change much of that.
But the very idea that the Democrat party, the collector of every aggrieved minority splinter group, is itself going to be splintered by 2,3,5, or 8 more Bernie Sanders is just delicious. Let them have the choice between Bernie and Nancy or Chuckie or Dianne. What a wonderful array of really, really enticing options. Or I guess they could vote for Trump.
a right to housing, a universal-jobs guarantee and Medicare-for-all.
Not just their core, but a majority in that party by a very large margin.
Total renewable energy for everybody. FREE! Woo Hoo !
Socialists never want to go off and found their own “colonies of utopia”.
Funny isn’t it. They tried in the late 1800’s and every attempt at a socialist community failed miserably, the “not as violent” commies of the 50’s and 60’s tried with their communes too and failed...
They will never get their system to work unless they force others into it. Any system that cannot go out on it’s own and create successful growing vibrant communities is a flawed system.
And she can own her anti-Semitic, greedy Jewish landlords campaign volunteer. How Jewish people can still vote for the increasingly openly anti-Semitic left, I do not understand, even if they are leftists themselves.
Just wait until the press “discovers” her anti-Semitic and anti-Black views, blogs and quotes...
Well, I can dream...
Good, more radicals to be the face of the party.
Well naturally. All the leeches and parasites gravitate to their side, the ones running things know full well that theyd need the producers on our side to make anything happen. Plus they just have totalitarian instincts anyway.
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